Beer: alcoholic beverage which is brewed primarily from malted barley, hops, yeast, and water
All beers are either lager or ale, and this is determined by the type of yeast used during the fermentation process. The bearings are made with yeast that ferments at the bottom of the beer mix, and ale is made with yeast that ferments on top. There are also spontaneously fermenting yeasts that make wild / raw or acidic ale.
Once you understand that your beer is a lager or ale, further differentiation is determined by the taste, color and aroma of the beer. They determine what family style a beer falls into. In this style, there are families that have even more distinct characteristics.
For example, American camps and German helias are camps that belong to the "pale camps" and "pilsners" style families. However, they are two different varieties of beer and although similar, they are also quite different. Think of the different varieties as brothers; they have certain similarities, but in the end they are each with their own style.
Different styles of beer
|Pale Lager and Pilsner||Dark Lager||German Bock|
|Brown Ale||Pale Ale||India Pale Ale|
|Wheat Beer||Wild & Sour Ale||Specialty Beer|